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Public areas of airports are the most vulnerable to attack

In a post-9/11 world, American airports have taken all sorts of steps to keep travelers safe. But significant vulnerabilities remain. The attack that killed five people Friday at the Fort Lauderdale airport raised concerns about how to further protect travelers and what place firearms have in U.S. airports. Authorities say ...

Italy unlocks secrets of its own Sherlock Holmes

Jan 20, 2017

Italy unlocks secrets of its own Sherlock Holmes

With his Sherlock Holmes-style penchant for using multiple disguises to help crack his cases, Giuseppe Dosi was no ordinary policeman. And nearly 36 years after his death, Italians are still discovering the secrets of the “artist detective.” Dosi, who was born in 1891, abandoned ...

Hastert to assault victim: Pay back $1.7 million in hush money

Jan 20, 2017

Hastert to assault victim: Pay back $1.7 million in hush money

Imprisoned former House speaker Dennis Hastert wants one of his sexual abuse victims to return the $1.7 million in hush money the Illinois Republican paid him over several years, according to a court filing this week in an ongoing civil case. The document is ...

Mexican extradites drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman to U.S.

Jan 20, 2017

Mexican extradites drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman to U.S.

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, Mexico’s most notorious cartel kingpin, who twice made brazen prison escapes and spent years on the run as the country’s most wanted man, was extradited to the U.S. on Thursday to face drug trafficking and other charges. Mexico’s Foreign Relations ...

Jan 19, 2017

Thief makes €15 million jewelry heist in Cannes

A robber brandishing a pistol and a grenade stole diamonds worth €15 million ($16 million) on Wednesday in the French Riviera town of Cannes and calmly escaped on foot, a regional prosecutor said. The man in his 30s, his face uncovered except for a ...

Jan 19, 2017

Florida teen still loves the 'mother' who abducted her as a baby

An 18-year-old woman abducted as a newborn from a hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, says she still loves the only mother she has known. Alexis Manigo told ABC’s “Good Morning America” in an interview broadcast Wednesday that the woman charged in her abduction, 51-year-old Gloria ...

Obama planning more commutations but Guantanamo inmate not among them

Jan 19, 2017

Obama planning more commutations but Guantanamo inmate not among them

Embracing his clemency powers like never before, President Barack Obama is planning more commutations in his final days in office after a dramatic move to cut short convicted leaker Chelsea Manning’s sentence. Obama became the president to have granted more commutations than any other ...